1. How long oh LORD, will I be kept away?
How long, oh LORD, will I dwell far away?
Let Thy bowels of mercy yearn,
For me, who now, my sins have learnt;
Thy mercy, LORD, is all I plead,
Set me free from my sin, I plead.
2. My sins have kept me long in my exile,
And nothing for me in strange land excites;
Remember, LORD, Thy blood was shed,
For me, Thy loving tears were shed.
Forgive me, LORD, of all my sins,
Restore me, LORD, with Thy Holy Kiss!
3. Oh let Thy banished be brought back home,
Thy blood, shed for me, and this I know;
Restore me LORD, I’ll be Thine own,
My life, my all, to Thee I owe;
That I may see Thy face again,
With joy, I’ll serve Thee LORD again.
4. Oh I will see Thy loving face again,
And I will hear the holy hymns of saints,
Once and again my heart connects,
Into Thy heart, my heart is melt!
Hallelujah! My soul is saved,
And now, I’m free, to serve my King!